Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1215125

Great ash sphinx
Sphinx chersis

Observation date: June 20, 2013
Submitted by: Doctor _Y
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I found this Sphinx chersis on the doorstep of a motel room in Drumheller, Alberta, into which I was checking in. (I would have preferred to leave the moth undisturbed, except small children were running into the room, and I feared it may have been inadvertently harmed.). I surmise it was drawn to the light outside the motel room.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: July 10, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, Alberta